New Harmony High
School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.
5400 Douglas St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
School Hours: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1
Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: 9th
First Day: 08/06/2018
Last Day: 05/25/2018
Principal: Sunny Dawn Summers
Board Chair: Kelly E. Ransom, Attorney and Partner at Kelly, Hart, Pitre
Charter Organization: Contact school for more information
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
New Harmony empowers each student to actively direct their own learning. As our name suggests, students will work to find new harmonies in order to restore balance that has been lost in our coastal communities, finding new ways of sustaining ourselves in an uncertain future. Learning happens through the lens of coastal restoration & preservation. Each student works on relevant, rigorous projects, & engages with the community through interest-based fellowships, working alongside mentors on real problems. Students practice resilience & understand ecology, prepared for college, career, & beyond.
Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board.Letter Grade: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Contact school for more information
This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.
How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.
Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/22/2019
New Harmony High
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Features & Programs:
Coastal restoration and preservation, field work, individualized learning plans.
Contact school for more information
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: swimming
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese | Translation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese
Student Support Services:
Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Community Partnerships, Gifted And Talented Services, Healthcare Provider Partnerships, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Post-Graduation Support, Proactive Early Intervention Program For Students At-Risk For Reading Disabilities Including Dyslexia, Restorative Counseling and Approaches
Special Education Model: